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Best Places To Live In Kansas City, MO

  • Kansas City, MO
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 471,767
  • I cannot say it enough: this place (and surrounding. suburbs) are some of the most appalling of locations I have travelled to in for ever. It's no question the people who live here aren't even in the…[read more]


Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score91
  • Westwood, KS
  • 4.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,747
  • Prairie Village, KS
  • 8.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 21,824
  • My $2500 a month rental house may seem like a lot to some of you, but it is worth it to live in this affluent, absolutely gorgeous, part of Kansas. I'm happily living in Prairie Village, which is a…[read more]
  • Lake Waukomis, MO
  • 9.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 973
  • Fairway, KS
  • 5.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,964
  • Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO
  • 7.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,722
  • Liberty, MO
  • 12.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,239
  • Living in Liberty Missouri was one of the better areas that I have experienced. Neighboring cities like Kansas City add to the number of activities in the area. Liberty is stellar in educational…[read more]
  • Platte Woods, MO
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 430
  • Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO
  • 6.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,422
  • Faireway Hills, Kansas City, MO
  • 9.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,302
  • Blue Springs, MO
  • 17.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 53,641
  • I hit a pothole on the interstate that caused my car to be towed, and left me overnight in this friendly town. Although the reception person at La Quinta was a rude idiot, everyone else, from the…[read more]
  • Kearney, MO
  • 21.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,259
  • Mission, KS
  • 6.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,490
  • Lee's Summit, MO
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 94,257
  • I currently live in Lee's Summit, MO. Lee's Summit is surrounded by major highways such as, 350, 291, and 50. Shopping centers, schools, and hospitals are readily accessible. The public school system is…[read more]
  • Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO
  • 4.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,088
  • Shawnee, KS
  • 9.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 64,444
  • When someone hears "Kansas," they think of the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, and tornadoes. It can't be farther from the truth! I lived in Shawnee, Kansas for five years. Located in the heart of Johnson County,…[read more]
  • Leawood, KS
  • 9.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 33,763
  • Leawood Kansas is suburb of Kansas City. Bordering the popular Overland Park, KS it is close to major streets and highways that will take you to other great neighborhoods. One of my favorite things to do…[read more]
  • Westwood Hills, KS
  • 4.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 414
  • Western Hills, Kansas City, MO
  • 9.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,837
  • Oakwood, MO
  • 7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 157
  • Overland Park, KS
  • 9.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 183,775
  • Boring, boring, BORING! The last thing you need is to live in a real boring location such as OverLand Park Kansas. Place is dirty, has old rundown stores and restaurants, needs fixing!! Can we move on…[read more]
  • Lenexa, KS
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 51,206
  • I am new to the Lenexa, KS area as I have only been here for about two years after moving from Maine. I live in an apartment, and while there are some positive things about the city, there are also just…[read more]
  • Olathe, KS
  • 19.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 132,787
  • I was excited about my trip to Olathe due to the fact that I love the outdoors, so Passport To Adventure was a great experience for me. For those not familiar with Passport To Adventure, it is a neat way…[read more]
  • Unity Village, MO
  • 13.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 99
  • Country Lane Estates, Kansas City, MO
  • 11.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,971
  • Tower Homes, Kansas City, MO
  • 7.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,882
  • Oakview, MO
  • 7.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 409
  • Lea Manor, Kansas City, MO
  • 10.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,044
  • Foxcroft And Glen Arbor, Kansas City, MO
  • 12.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 878
  • Roeland Park, KS
  • 5.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,816
  • Verona Hills, Kansas City, MO
  • 12.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,013
  • Waldo Homes, Kansas City, MO
  • 8.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,554
  • Parkville, MO
  • 10.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,124
  • White Oak, Kansas City, MO
  • 11.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,673
  • West Plaza, Kansas City, MO
  • 4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,939
  • Mission Hills, KS
  • 6.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,582
  • Gladstone, MO
  • 7.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 26,562
  • I am currently living in Gladstone, Missouri after having moved here three years ago from KCK. Let me tell you, I love it here! As a single mom with three kids I was worried I couldn't find affordable…[read more]
  • Mission Lake, Kansas City, MO
  • 13.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,622
  • Glenaire, MO
  • 10.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 449
  • River Bend, MO
  • 11.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1
  • Oakwood Park, MO
  • 7.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 204
  • Coleman Highlands, Kansas City, MO
  • 2.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 709
  • Oak Meyer Gardens, Kansas City, MO
  • 6.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 856
  • Platte City, MO
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,827
  • Oaks, MO
  • 6.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 135
  • Houston Lake, MO
  • 6.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 322
  • Union Hill, Kansas City, MO
  • 1.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 865
  • Stanford Gardens, Kansas City, MO
  • 5.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 930
  • Greenwood, MO
  • 22.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,474
  • Greenwood is a great city execpt Parks and Rec, not sure why but at least every other game played rules are changed, there is 2 empires, every game one of the empires are still using old rules while the…[read more]
  • Red Ridge South, Kansas City, MO
  • 12.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,757
  • Valentine, Kansas City, MO
  • 2.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,163

Kansas City, MO: City of Fountains

The U.S. Census Bureau states that Kansas City is the United States' 37th largest city in population and the 23rd largest city in area, the largest city in the state, and the sixth largest Midwest city.

Major attractive suburbs include Independence and Lee's Summit in Missouri and Olathe and Overland Park in Kansas. The city itself is composed of neighborhoods including Country Club Plaza, River Market District, and the 18th and Vine District. The weather here is mostly enjoyable. Summers have July as the warmest month with a 24-hour average temperature of 81.0 °F. The coldest month of the year is January with an average temperature of 31.0 °F.

Known as the “Heart of America”, Kansas City is more often referred to as the beautiful “City of Fountains” due to its having more fountains than any city in the whole world except for Rome. When you are searching for the best places in Kansas City for entertainment, this city is filled with a huge variety of choices for any age group and any interests. There are outstanding shopping malls, restaurants of all types and ethnicities, a distinctive style of famous barbecue, creative local craft breweries, antique shops, art galleries, parks, golf courses, sports clubs, performing arts, music venues, night life spots, professional sports, wonderful museums, and much more.

At the SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium, you can view thousands of sea creatures through an underwater glass tunnel, watch feedings, and learn about ocean habitats. The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures had an extensive $8 million renovation. It features one of the world's largest collection of miniatures and antique toys, awesome doll houses from different eras, a scavenger hunt, videos showing the artists creating miniature masterpieces, and more. The City Market is one of the Midwest's largest public farmers' markets with full-time year-round merchants offering specialty foods, fresh meats and seafood, floral items, home décor, and more. The Market also has artifacts at the Arabia Steamboat Museum from a boat that sank nearby. Unusual structures include the Power and Light Building in the Art Deco style and having a glowing sky beacon and the world headquarters of H&R Block in a 20-story all-glass oval that is bathed in a green light.

Let us help you choose from the best places to live in and around Kansas City. We can aid you in your search for exactly what you are looking for in a new dream home including your desired location, amenities both in the home and in the community, budget requirements, available education, employment, and more.

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